Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Cervical radiculopathy is neck pain due to pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. The nerves in your body extend from your brain and spinal cord, sending important messages throughout your body and […]
If you’re suffering excruciating hip pain, you aren’t alone. Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of your hip pain can provide valuable clues about the underlying cause.
Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in […]
An estimated one in five adults will be diagnosed with arthritis. Most suffers notice pain in their hands, and joints when gripping objects. The pain may stay the same for years, or get progressively worse over time. Severe arthritis can cause chronic pain that interferes with everyday activities, and limits […]
The most common cause of sciatica is a bulging or ruptured disc in the spine pressing against the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. While people with “acute sciatica” (short-term) have a good chance of recovering well, about 20 percent to 30 percent will experience persistent problems […]
Your spinal column is composed of bones called vertebrae. You have seven of these vertebrae in your neck called the cervical spinal column, you have twelve of these vertebrae in your back called the thoracic column, and you have five of these vertebrae in your lower back called your lumbar. […]